Please note 15ct is a British hallmark which is equivalent to 15k gold.. The BB stands for Birmingham dating around 1898.
I believe the photos are original to the locket. There is no glass panel over the interior picture of the man. May benefit from a cleaning. Please look at all 12 pics as they are part of the description.All pics enlarged to show details. Because of different gold testing practices (acid, electronic and x ray), items stamped 14k may read or actually be between 13.5k-15k gold. Until 1981, manufactures of jewelry could use gold that was 13.5karat or higher and round off, thus still stamping it 14k. This goes for 18k gold also 17.5k or higher.
National Gold and Silver Marking Act of 1981. Most of the items I sell are vintage or antique. They have had a previous life.
You might find some minor imperfections or flaws. This is to be expected and adds to the individual character of the item. Please view all of the pictures as they are an important part of my description.The pictures give a better description than any words. So zoom over each picture. What you see is exactly what you get. Keep in mind ALL pictures enlarged to show details. I take many pictures and I try to be as accurate as possible in my description. I consult weekly with my jeweler and have access to a gemologist weekly. If you have a problem with any item, please contact me. I will try to resolve any issues you have without a hassle.
I will be happy to answer any questions or provide additional pictures upon request. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "caz7722" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.